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    California Still At Risk Of Floods During Drought

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.

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    Up Against the Ceiling: Getting Women Ready For Battle

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    For various reasons a lot of women have trouble seeing themselves in political office. We'll look at the effort to recruit and elect more women in the second part of our series,Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.

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    Kashkari Steps Up Attacks On Brown

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    With time running out, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari is increasing the attacks on Democratic Incumbent Jerry Brown.

Up Against the Ceiling: Meet The Women Serving in Office
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Women hold less than a third of state, county and city elected offices in California. We'll meet some of them in the first part of our series, Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.


Up Against The Ceiling: The Push For More Women In California Politics
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

In this three-part series on women in California politics, CapRadio's Katie Orr reports on the challenges women face as they try to break through the political glass ceiling


Lowest Gas Prices In Stockton Fall Below Three Dollars A Gallon
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Gas prices have been steadily declining, and in Stockton the price has dropped below three dollars at one station.


Assessed Property Value Takes Big Jump In Sacramento Region
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

An increase in Sacramento and statewide property values may be another indication the California economic recovery is continuing.


California Seeks Lessons From Napa Quake
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

It’s been two months since the Napa Earthquake and California is trying to learn some lessons from the disaster.


Gov. Brown: California Should Lead The Way With Water Policies
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.


Yosemite National Park Proposes Fee Hike
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

A trip to Yosemite National Park may be a little costlier next year if entrance fees are raised.


The Big Debate Over Measure L
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

There have been dozens of debates in the city of Sacramento as voters consider whether to pass Measure L and make changes to the structure of their government.


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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.


Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.


New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.


Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.


The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.


Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.


Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.


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Farmers and homeowners in the Central Valley have been running out of water. CapRadio found out just how much they're drilling through the drought. Take a look at our county-by-county breakdown.

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Special Coverage Sections

  • State Of Drought

    Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

  • Wildfires

    Capital Public Radio provides the latest information and updates on wildfires hitting the state.

  • California Budget 2014-2015

    Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2014-2015 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

  • Election 2014

    Capital Public Radio has comprehensive coverage of the June 3rd primary election and November general election. This is your resource for stories, information and results on races and measures affecting our region.

  • Suddenly Sochi

    Beth Ruyak's family gave her a unique birthday present this year - a surprise trip to the Winter Olympics in Sochi! Beth has traveled to 5 Olympic Games as a reporter. This time she's a spectator... and she's sharing her unexpected trip with us!

  • A Journey Back to Cuba

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

  • New California Laws 2014

    On Jan.1, 2014, new laws take effect -- impacting labor, economy, the environment and other aspects of society. We've collected stories about new legislation; where it comes from and how it impacts Californians.

  • California's Delta: Inside and Out

    A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.

  • Kings Coverage: Here We Play

    Continuing coverage of the Sacramento Kings' new season after the city came close to losing the NBA franchise. The new season - and a new era for the Kings - started Oct. 30.

  • Special Section: Health Care in Transition

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.

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